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Program Effectiveness - (Continued)

Although the average grant size has risen, 1t 1s not keeping pace with In-
creases in education costs. The fraction of cost covered by SEOG from
academic year 1980-81 to 1983-84 is declining across all income groups in
Table 1. Also, the SEOG contribution supplies about 20 percent of cost at
low cost schools, and 10 percent at high cost schools.

D.  Plans for Program Improvement and Recommendations for Legislation

The Administration proposed to terminate the SEOG program as part of a new
self-help approach which would also have Included an Increase in Pell Grants
for the neediest students.

E.  Supporting Studies and Analyses

1.  1982-83 Campus-Based Programs, unpublished tables from Campus-Based
Analysis Section, Office of Student Financial Assistance, U.S. Depart-
ment of Education, Fall 1983.

2.  1982-83 Campus-Based Programs Annual Report, U.S. Department of Education,
Office of Student Financial Assistance, Campus-Based Analysis Section,
December 1982.

3.  Cooperative Institutional Research Program - Annual Survey of Freshmen
1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84.  Secondary data analysis by PES,
Student and Institutional Aid Division.

F.  Other Supporting Data:

The 1983-84 distribution of SEOG to students of different race and sex is
shown in Table 3. Black participation rates are higher, especially at upper
income levels, than the non-black rate. Average awards are generally higher
also. There is little difference in participation rates and average grant
sizes between men and women, however.

III.    RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(b)

The CIRP survey referred to in E.3 above provides annual data on the distri-
bution of Federal student aid for first-time, full-time dependent freshman
students. Data for the 1984-1985 academic year will be available during
Spring 1985.

Contact  for Further Information

Program  Operations:    James Kesler,  (202) 245-9720

Program  Studies:    Robert Bart,  (202) 245-7884

Notes

1.  Initial year authorization only, no continuing allocation authorized in FY
1980 and FY 1981.

2.  Public Law 92-35, Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981.verage need within a  State.     Ideal-